Netflix Movies and TV for Seniors

September 21st, 2014

Do you love watching movies and TV but loathe high cable bills? Or do you feel that, though you can tolerate most modern movies and shows, your heart is truly with the classics? Well, there’s a great alternative out there that’s both cost-effective and allows you to choose what you want to watch and when you want to watch it: Netflix movies and TV. And while Netflix’s selection changes periodically, it always boasts a great selection of both mainstream and classic entertainment that ensures you’ll find something great to watch any day of the week. Here’s a sample of the kinds of notable shows to which Netflix subscribers have access:

Hollywood Divas

Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Bette Davis all conveyed their own classic brand of beauty on the silver screen. Some of the great selections currently available on Netflix include classic comedies likeGentlemen Prefer BlondesSabrina, and Bette Davis’ spellbinding performance in All About Eve.

Hang’ Em High

Who doesn’t love a good western — especially with cowboys like John Wayne or Clint Eastwood? These two famous actors rode off into the sunset in dozens of films in their heyday, immortalizing the landscape of the American West and the iconic cowboy. Netflix allows you to view Eastwood titles like For a Few Dollars Moreor The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. If you’re a huge fan of Wayne’s, you can find movies like McLintock! orEl Dorado. Plus, you’ll likely find many lesser-known titles, like Gunfighters of Abilene and The Gambler Wore a Gun.

The Master of Suspense

Are you in the mood for an old-school thriller? No one did it better than Alfred Hitchcock. Not only can you find classic films like The Lady Vanishes, but you can also watch his TV show, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. You’ll find plenty of other suspense and film noir to choose from as well. Spend your next rainy afternoon with a classic like Double Indemnity or Anatomy of a Murder.

Classic TV

Do you miss shows like Leave It to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show? You won’t if you sign up with Netflix. You can also find the original Star Trek series, slightly more modern shows like Murder, She Wroteand Cheers, and even current shows such as Mad Men. With multiple seasons available, diving into the TV section can keep you entertained for many nights.

Looking for Something New?

There are some good current shows on you may like, as well. The Office is a hilarious, touching comedy that relates to people of all ages. If you like crime dramas, try Law & Order or any of the CSI spin-offs. And if you love westerns and want to see a modern-day lawman with old-school cool, you can’t go wrong with Justified, where Timothy Olyphant dons a cowboy hat and perfects a Gary Cooper–style swagger as US Marshal Raylan Givens. Favor period dramas? Check out Mad Men or Call the Midwife.

With Netflix movies and television shows, not only can you watch content digitally online or stream it to your television set, but you can also rent DVDs to watch at a later date. With such an extensive library to choose from, who needs cable TV?